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Bagel Love

Montreal bagels are small, a little sweet, doughy, and at the same time, chewy. carswell proclaims them to be the “pinnacle of bageldom”. READ MORE

Soda Made with Sugar

Soft drinks made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup definitely taste better. The trick is to find them! READ MORE

The Epidemic Spreads to the Continent

Contrary to the assertion of a recent best-selling diet book, the French rate of obesity has doubled in the past few years. READ MORE

All About the Benjamins, Er, Béchamels

This week’s New York Times Dining section features two loosely related stories on how chefs make their money and build their empires. One is thought-provoking, the other enraging. Which one is by Frank Bruni, d’ya think? READ MORE

Nuthin’ but Love for the CIA

Epicurious’s new video and blog series promises to “infiltrate the Culinary Institute of America.” Apparently by “infiltrate” they mean “run an infomercial for,” judging from an early look. READ MORE

Healthying Up the Quickie Mart

A program in Baltimore brings healthy foods to convenience stores in neighborhoods without access to a supermarket. READ MORE

“Top Chef” Upset: Sam and Elia Pack Their Knives

Only Marcel and Ilan remain to battle it out. READ MORE

Is Nutmeg Really a Mind-Altering Substance?

Will I start seeing things if I ingest too much? READ MORE

Vegetarian-Friendly Cameroonian Food

Fans of the Cameroonian food truck at the Berkeley Flea Market will be happy to learn that they’ve recently opened a standing restaurant, called A Taste of Africa. READ MORE

Gombei Is Still Great

The Menlo Park branch of Gombei is always a reliable choice, says Wendy_San, though she isn’t so impressed with the San Jose branch. READ MORE